In a poll by MoveOn.org surveying 350 likely Special Election voters, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are still the candidates of choice. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Ossoff received 40% of the support garnered, while none of the other four Democrats scored more than 1%. Handel, on the other hand, came in with 18% with the other 10 Republican candidates coming in at 8% or below.
The poll also showed that if the election goes to a runoff in June, as expected, Ossoff and Handel are currently tied at 45 percent. The survey’s margin or error was plus-or-minus 5.2 percent.
Ossoff’s biggest challenge will be to win the race outright this month by capturing more than 50 percent of the vote. Otherwise, he likely would have to compete one-on-one in the runoff against a GOP opponent in the heavily Republican district, which takes in East Cobb, North Fulton and North DeKalb counties.
19% of those polled were undecided.
While poll numbers look pretty much the same no matter who does the polling, the interesting part of the article was at the end.
Meanwhile, Handel’s campaign got an early jump releasing her campaign fund-raising totals, which are not due to be filed until Thursday. She has raised more than $463,000 in fewer than seven weeks and has more than $183,000 in cash on hand.
Handel reported 831 donors, nearly 90 percent of whom live in Georgia.